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Russian Bombers Intercepted By US F-22 Fighters Near Alaska — USNORTHCOM

14 May, 2018, 04:11 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
  • Russian Bombers Intercepted By US F-22 Fighters Near Alaska — USNORTHCOM

U.S. F-22 stealth fighters intercepted two bombers off the coast of Alaska on Friday, according to the North American Aerospace Defense Command. At no time did the bombers enter North American sovereign airspace.

The U.S. fighter jets did not get closer than 100 meters to the Russian bombers, the Russian military was quoted as saying.

We will remind, similar incident occurred in April past year.

According to North American Aerospace Defense Command, US F-22 stealth fighters in global airspace intercepted two Russia's TU-95 "Bear" bombers near Alaska on Friday, as CNN reports.

Russia regularly tests the patience and nerve of its rivals by flying near or through enemy airspace and it is just the latest examples of belligerent Russian activity in recent weeks. The aircraft are capable of carrying nuclear bombs, but it unclear what weapons they had on board, if any.

That was the first sighting of such Russian long-range bomber missions around Alaska in about two and a half years, a Pentagon spokesman said at the time.

"This was a safe intercept, which did not include a Russian recon plane, and no Russian fighters were present", he told The Washington Post on Saturday.

There have also been encounters in European airspace between Russian warplanes and military aircraft of members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance. Last week, Russia scrambled jets four times in response to foreign reconnaissance flights near its border, the Russian news service Interfax reported.

Russian Federation has increased its military presence in the area since it annexed Crimea in 2014.

American fighters intercepted and watching the Russian bombers until then, until they left the identification area. "Unsafe actions‎ increase the risk of miscalculation and midair collisions".

"All the flights are being carried out in strict compliance with the global rules of the use of airspace without violating borders of other countries", the ministry added. The report was only compiled for 2014 and not for the subsequent years.



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